Great Gray Owl
- Hi all,
I just received a transcript of some raptor survey results from the Klamath National Forest. Most interesting was that a Great Gray Owl was photographed near Ft. Jones in the Scott Valley, Siskiyou Co., on or about January 8, 2003.
- Bruce, for what it is worth since this information is very dated, at
4:00 PM on December 29th my wife and I were driving south on US route 97
approximately 6 miles south of the intersection of the Klamath Forest
National Wildlife Refuge road, and approximately 6 miles north of
Chiloquin, Oregon. On the west side of the highway a Great Gray Owl
swooped down into a snow drift grabbed whatever it was hunting and took
off to the west back into the pine forest, looking every bit like an
N.C. Wyeth illustration of Long John Silver striding off with broad
shoulders covered by a grey-black cape that flared outward toward the
ground. An image that will be with us forever, totally unexpected and
We called in the sighting to the Klamath Audubon Rare Bird Alert line
when we reached our hotel in Klamath Falls, but never heard any
follow-up on it. If there is anything we should do further, let us know
and we'll be glad to do so.
El Macero (Davis), CA
Bruce Deuel wrote:
>I just received a transcript of some raptor survey results from the Klamath National Forest. Most interesting was that a Great Gray Owl was photographed near Ft. Jones in the Scott Valley, Siskiyou Co., on or about January 8, 2003.
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